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Local eateries expect to be busy Sunday

January 31, 2014

Although LaGrande Pizza & Subs is not offering any specials this Super Bowl Sunday, it is sure to be a fun environment for friends to enjoy the game and some food.

LaGrande manager Shannan Peachey said Sunday is usually a busy day for the business, but this Sunday should see a bit of an increase.

"We don't really run any specials, we do get a nice crowd in here anyway," she said. "A lot of friends will come in and sit at the bar andwatch it, but nothing too crazy here. Usually business as usual, plus a little extra."

Manning a local favorite

January 31, 2014

A few local, well-known figures will join the more than 100 million expected viewers for NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said he will not miss the Super Bowl, as he is a "huge football fan and sports nut."

Classmates square off

January 31, 2014

Wapakoneta Elementary School students Branden Goulet and Ryan Kinstle may share a classroom and a passion for football, but they are on opposite sides when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl.

9-year-old Kinstle is rooting for the Denver Broncos because he likes their quarterback, Peyton Manning.

"He's just a good quarterback and he deserves to win the Super Bowl," Kinstle said.

Students see wild side of reading

January 31, 2014

If you happened to be inside Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday, you would have noticed students clad in camouflage running from a snake pit to a bear’s den and then to a crocodile swamp.

OK, so there weren’t really snake pits or bear dens or crocodile swamps at an elementary school. These were all decorations put up by the school as part of its Right to Read week, where students do various activities with the final goal of teaching students that reading is fun.

County jobless rate drops

January 31, 2014

ST. MARYS — Auglaize County’s unemployment rate in December dropped a half a percent from the previous month — following the trend for the rest of the region.

In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the county recorded an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent in December, down from the 5.1 percent it saw in November. The year-end rate was 0.2 percent less than the 4.8 percent Auglaize County recorded to end 2012.

VFW honors top firefighter

January 31, 2014

Wapakoneta senior firefighter Don Wright has been awarded “Firefighter of the Year for 2013” by the Alvin W. Metzger VFW #8445.

Wright was on the auxiliary for three years before he started as a full-time firefighter. He has worked for the department for 25 years.

“I was on the auxiliary, and I found out it was something I’d like to do,” Wright said.

January 30th

Auglaize Acres welcomes new therapy manager

January 30, 2014

Auglaize Acres Nursing Home will see a few changes put in place over the next year, including community involvment and patient interaction, as a result of a new therapy program manager.

Matt Schultz, 27, said he was excited to start his position as therapy program manager on Jan. 21, and he already has a few goals in mind for the center.

Mustangs prove timeless

January 30, 2014

For residents of Northwest Ohio looking to share their passion for Ford Mustangs, there is a club for you.

The Fort Findlay Mustang Club, located in Findlay, Ohio, was started by Bryan Mersch and his former co-worker in September 2012.

“After I bought my first Mustang, I started to notice more and more Mustangs driving around Findlay,” Mersch said. “I thought it would be nice for all of us to get together and hang out.”

‘Y’ kicks off annual campaign

January 30, 2014

Tell your story.

That is the theme of the 2014 Annual Support Campaign held for the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.

With testimonials from two fund recipients, and a campaign overview, the Y launched its annual campaign Wednesday morning.

Campaign chair Van Wright said he has been involved with the YMCA for 31 years, and was a part of the core group that got together to form the Y here in town in the late 90s.

January 29th

Snow rollers: natural phenomena

January 29, 2014

Snow rollers, seen along Dixie Highway north of Wapakoneta, are a rare, natural phenomena, according to the National Weather Service, that require the right mix of snow, wind and cold. The snow must be icy and crunchy underfoot and falling snow cannot stick to the lower layer for them to occur.

Wendell Hampp, 91, has lived in the area since 1940 and said he has never seen anything like it.

 

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